Center for Families in Transition (CFIT)

Katherine Norton Warren, LCSW-C


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Katherine Norton Warren, LCSW-C, helped to found the Center for Families in Transition in 1991, hoping to fill the gap in mental health services for families in need of multiple supports during times of transition. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester and the University of Maryland with emphases on developmental psychology and clinical social work.  She has held faculty and administrative positions at Rochester Institute of Technology and at Gallaudet University.   Ms. Warren worked as a clinical social worker at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health, as well as at area mental health programs. 

Ms. Warren currently specializes in working with couples and families in her position at CFIT and also maintains a home office practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  Fluent in American Sign Language, Ms. Warren works with both hearing and deaf families and is especially interested in working with parents as they adapt to life with children. She also enjoys working with teenagers and college students as they adapt to adult life. She has developed curricula and taught Human Development courses, along with peer counseling training with college students.  She is an adjunct faculty member and consultant to the Gallaudet University School of Education and teaches a required course in the Family Centered Early Education graduate specialization.

Ms. Warren is also trained in mediation and IEP facilitation and works with the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County to offer services with the educational community and for the public at large.  She continues to apply mediation skills in her therapy work with couples, using a model called marriage mediation which she developed as a means to solve problems within a marriage before separation or divorce become inevitable.

Ms Warren has been a guest speaker at area preschools and public schools and on international talk radio, Radio America’s “Front and Center”.  She is a former PTA president, a published author and poet, and the mother of four children.

Katherine can be reached at or by calling (301) 718-8358 (v/tty).